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a majority of the u.s. senate has voted to confirm chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the standoff over one of president obama's most contention nominations came to an end when senators put the nomination up for a full vote. republicans held up the vote in part because of their demands for more answers related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he will replace leon panetta. >> you heard about the debate over cell phones and whether they could cause cancer. you probably haven't heard about the steps a growing number of people that are worried about it are taking right now. kristin fisher is going to take us to a remote town in west virginia to meet some of those wireless refugees. >> eventually, seeing people using cellular phones may seem as common place as someone checking time on a watch. >> when cell phones first hit the u.s. market in the mid 80s, there were a few thousand subscribers. today, there are more cell phones than there are people. 322million. on top of that, 20 million americans now use wireless enabled laptops, tablets, modems, and tha
of the school. what mattered 60 boys used to come to classes here but 40 have not -- 160 voyage used to come to classes here. 40 have not returned. their parents are too afraid to send them. in a country where spending on education is near rock bottom, the schools have seen some investment. one student who wants to be a policeman tells us have used to be. >> we have new chairs, carpets, and tables, he says. everything is gone. i feel very sad. and we worry the attackers will come back. >> we held a license. >> the headmaster has been so worried he has bought a gun. are you ready to use this to defend the people? >> yes. to defend my children. and my teachers. [indiscernible] we try to teach our children. >> back to the girls' school, classes are over for the day. the people's head for home. among them, many other school girls who are a steady in courage. >> you're watching "bbc world news america." could this building be the center of the chinese military cyber-attacks against the u.s.? we will show you what we found. today it was her comments about the duchess of cambridge that caused a fir
he saw and did. what he recommended was focused. means related to end us. 0-- ends. we are emerging from some of the longest wars in american history. victory never determined by when we could win, but when could we leave. extrication is not the metric that you want to evaluate the performance and behavior of the most consequential power on earth. barack obama is the great extricate her. his role is to get americans out of conflicts, not get them into new ones. cruel and unforgiving assessment. >> thank you, aaron. [applause]>> we will take it from your rebuttal. we will now have a three-minute rebuttal from liana. we will leave it to josh to do that rebuttal. >> i will say couple of things quickly. first, with all due respect to the presidency, it is not up to him or the president what history provides. history presents challenges, whether he wants to do the great indicator -- it is not up to him. history will operate the way it does. we will assess the various challenges on their own. secondly, i understand the problem of knowledge and ignorance and personal and political life and
and abc's alex marquardt leads us off from egypt. >> reporter: this amateur video shows the moment the vacation of a lifetime turned into tragedy. a sunrise balloon ride suddenly enveloped in black smoke. you can see it billowing from the basket. then the balloon begins to collapse. deflated, it now plummets 1,000 feet down to the earth. photographer christopher michel watched it all unfold from another balloon. >> we heard a loud explosion and then a lot of smoke right behind us. and, you know, our first feeling was, it could. be a balloon, but it turned out actually to be, unfortunately, this tragic accident. >> reporter: we now know that at 7:00 a.m., the balloon was coming in for a landing in a sugar cane field. that's when one of its cables got caught on a helium canister and started a fire. a pilot and two others jumped from 40 feet up as the balloon then shot back into the sky, exploding into flames before crashing down. 19 lives were lost, including one of those who jumped. they were from hong kong, japan and across europe. it's a marvel to float in a balloon over luxor, fl
of this kind of imminent threat, it requires me being off u.s. soil. >> right. there's a big distinction here, that's important to talk about. this memo only applies in situations where an american citizen is in a combat area. not even -- they can't do it in the streets of london. the memo talks about in a place that is essentially a war zone. >> but we don't have a declared war against these places. >> we do have authorization of use of military force against al qaeda. that's -- >> the zones. >> those are the areas. you know, yemen, afghanistan, formerly iraq, that's where we use those powers. but you talk about your phone calls, you have a -- they need a warrant to listen to your phone calls in the united states. but if you call yemen, they don't need a warrant. >> they can listen. what about mali, is that considered to be a place where, if you're planning an attack against me and you're safe, from i don't know, poughkeepsie, they can take you out there? >> the memo doesn't deal with na directly but you can bet the answer is yes. mali -- anywhere where we think al qaeda mig
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director. brennan used to run the cia station in saudi arabia. we will be live from pentagon in a minute. >>> and falling from space, wow, pretty cool, at a rate of more than 843 miles per hour, that's how fast dare devil felix baumgartner fell when he jumped from space. the official speed has been released. even faster now than those record keepers thought at first. pretty cool stuff. >>> one of our top stories today at cnn, a secret american drone base somewhere in saudi arabia, now this is according, these are reports from two major newspapers today, saying that this u.s. launches these drone attacks against al qaeda targets from that particular base. i want to bring in two folks here at the pentagon chris lawrence also michael holmes from cnn international. chris, it's not a total surprise that this was there in saudi arabia, but certainly it was not something that they officially wanted to reveal. why are they doing it now? >> that's the big question, suzanne, why did this come out? we reported two years ago from our sources u.s. officials were telling us the cia was building an air
. there are new claims of a responsibility for a terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey. we know about the group and how they fit into the wider global terror network. >> the white house on defense over defense secretary nominee chuck hagel's explosive and contentious senate hearing. what are the chances that he'll get confirmed. >>> the dow closing above 14,000 for the very first time in years. will it continue? that's the big question. >>> but up first some brand new developments this out of alabama. that's where a 5-year-old boy remains hostage in an underground bunker. at this hour authorities sent a special message to the man holding him there, jimmy lee dykes. the standoff began five days ago when police say dykes kidnapped the boy from his school bus after shooting the driver. jonathan serrie is live at the scene in midland city, alabama. what's the latest? >> reporter: no resolution as the hostage standoff goes into a fifth afternoon. however, authorities say they are in constant communication with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes communicating through the pvc pipe that provides ven
in washington. mr. vice president, thank you very much for taking time to see us for this conversation. how's your health? >> much, much bet, thank you. i had lived with coronary artery disease since i was 37 years old 1978. had six heart attacks and nearly everything else that you could do yourself. i had an episode of ventricular fibrillation, my heart stopped. my life was saved by an implanted defibrillator. so i've been through a lot and as of last march i got a transplant, got a new heart and it's nothing short of a miracle. it's like taking 30 years off your life. >> rose: some people said to me without that heart transplant your days were numbered. did you have sense of that? >> oh, absolutely. i'd gotten to the point where i'd done bypass and all the various procedures and i got to end stage heart failure, your heart is just no longer moving enough blood to service your vital organs and this was in july of 2010 so i went in for planned surgery. they had to do it on arch emergency basis because everything started to collapse rapidly. and that's when we implanted this -- it's called a
. >>> and it is something, nof course a lot of us worry about when we travel. are we going to be safe. for us women it's a concern. the allegations of a gang of armed men raped six spanish women visiting the resort city of acalpulco. elizabeth is in l.a. what do we know about what happened, first of all? then we'll get the reaction from the mayor. >> hi, suzanne. a horrifying attack, as you described it, what we know at this point, according to local media reports, six spanish women raped inside a condo staying near the beach resort and seven men tied up with cell phone cables. now, as you mentioned, the mayor just reacted, saying that this is definitely horrifying, condemned the attack, but said it's something that could happen anywhere in the world. we also know that the spanish ambassador is in contact with the victims. at this hour they're not specifying exactly where they are but they have told us they have received medical attention and taking care of them, as we speak. but certainly horrifying details, these tourists reportedly staying at a condo, no motive why the attack. of course the hunt, t
-off. u.s. markets fell yesterday following the release of the fed minutes. it was the worst day of the year for the s&p and nasdaq. as you can see, shedding 108 points there, a rare triple digit decline this year. energy and material stocks were the worst hit. all ten s&p sectors did hit the day lower. volatility on the rise. the vix rose nearly 20% on this session. the sell-off has continued overnight. the shanghai composite, the australian markets taking it on the chin. will i sixuan joins us from singapore. >> thank you, kelly. fears of an early access by the fed rocks sentiment here in asia today. the nikkei pulls back 1.4% from its 52-month high. investors remain cautious ahead of the decision on the next boj chief. construction equipmentmakers were down after caterpillar reported slowing sales for the quarter ending january. but batterymaker gsyuasa reported a fix over long-term battery problems. the shanghai composite tumbled to 3% today. commodity place were under a lot of pressure today after the u.s. fomc minutes raised the possibility of a qe asset. development and ce
that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: former u.s. senator chuck hagel faced a hostile reception today from half of the committee that must sign off before he can become secretary of defense. his senate confirmation hearing centered heavily on criticism from his one-time republican colleagues. the atmosphere was friendly enough at the outset as chuck hagel began his big day before the armed services committee. he quickly sought to allay concerns on both sides about his positions on everything from iran to israel to nuclear weapons. >> no one individual vote, no one individual quote, no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs, or my record. my overall world view has never changed: that america has and must mainta
nuclear device: to me is clearly a redline. >> brown: former vice presint al gore joins us to talk about his new book as well as money, politics and the future of democracy. >> the congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests. >> woodruff: do americans trust the federal government? andrew kohut says a new pew poll shows the majority do not. >> brown: and ray suarez gets the latest on the chinese hackers who allegedly mounted a four-month cyber-attack against the "new york times." that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding fothe pb newshour has been povided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers li
the globe. tonight the obama administration denounces the assault on the u.s. embassy in turkey as a terrorist attack. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security gate killing a turkish security guard and injuring those nearby. according to turkish prime minister, an outlawed marxist group is responsible for the violence. our james reynolds is on the scene and filed this report. >> america's foreign missions are as much fortresses as embassies. this is why. this afternoon, a suicide bomber got to the gate of the u.s. embassy but but no further. his explosives detonated as a checkpoint. the bomber and a turkish security guard were killed. >> i wasn't sure what the explosion was. so i ran to see. they were body parts on the road. arms and legs but i didn't want to look any further. >> the attack on the embassy makes for a bitter last day of work for america's chief diplomats. >> i spoke with the ambassador and the team there. i spoke with my turkish counterparts and i told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice. >> this is not the first time that western t
. >> i hope you will share the sense of urgency many of us feel about this situation and about the dire predicaments many of those courageous -- predicament that many of those courageous fighters who are opposing the barbaric regime that the president assad regime has become. i urge you to present your recommendation to this committee as soon as possible. i hope more can be done militarily to deprive president assad of his superiority where he has in the air and his forces on the grounds that he is using to slaughter of the citizens of his own country. >> yes, sir. >> thank you, mr. chair. my time is expired. my thanks to each of you for your extraordinary service in the past. thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i want to thank general austin and general rodriguez and their families for your extraordinary service to our country. i want to follow up on what senator blumenthal discussed. we worked on this no contacting with the inari provision that has given authority to d.o.d. to cut off in may -- contacting authority provision that has given d.o.d. authority to cut off funds that go
around the challenge, what organizations around the world are doing under agreement with us for us, in order to preserve the national interests -- security interests of the united states and protect an attack from happening? >> a couple of points that are important. one is that nsa operates under specific authorizations and regulations that are externally approved. the governance comes from across all three branches of government of course rooted in the constitution. secondly we are set up and governed specifically, but our activities you know my office obviously comes in saying let's keep the rules aligned with the technology. aligned with the operations right making sure that's all working together. then there's constant overtight. so make sure that not only while we're doing it but after we've done it to make sure people understand and then do that feedback loop right to make sure we're constantly learning and adjusting. >> how do you -- let's take from the standpoint of just the sheer amount of e-mails, texts. all -- you know facebook, twitter. all of those are ricocheting all
: and as mr. pratt mentioned, he's joining us from blue ridge arsenal from chantilly, virginia. and pedro is out there as well. >> we are joibd again by mark warner. how many stalls do you have here? >> 20 lanes total. >> tell us about the range, what's it made of and how is it assigned to safety? >> with our rifles, handguns, shotguns. our backstop is steel. at about 40-degree angle. it slows down. so it -- flashback or ricochets. >> in this section you can fire -- >> handguns, rifles and shotguns. and on the other side? >> handguns only. >> we will start with -- >> glock 17. >> go ahead and load it up, get ready and hand it off to me and fire it and see what happens. >> ok. >> so as he does that, just to let you know, he's getting the protective gear on. it's a must when you do these type of things. the weapons are ready. let's give it a shot. >> nice and firm. look through your sights. >> ok. >> ready. pull the trigger. [gunshots] >> all right. >> now, that is the -- now, how many -- how many bullets in that magazine? >> 10 pounds. >> that took about 20, 30 seconds to empty. >> and pro
in primitive times. bill and i decided that makes us 17-years-old. we are going to go out partying. bill: makes me about 19, you about 15. martha: right. we'll see how old jon and jen a are. jenna: loaded question. jon: let's not go there, shall we. jenna: we'll join you with the party later. brand-new stories and breaking news. jon: a deadly winter storm slams the great plains, blinding snow and now it is taking aim at folks in the midwest. the president's new strategy when it comes to the budget battle and the g.o.p. he seems to be taking a divide and conquer approach. what that could mean for your taxes. plus a vacation nightmare, more than a dozen tourists killed in a horrifying hot air balloon accident. what went wrong? it's all "happening now." and we begin with an extreme weather alert on the deadly blizzard that is now on the move. good morning, i'm jon. jenna: hi, everybody i'm jenna leave. it's the second winter storm in as many days to slam the heartland of our country. heavy snow across kansas and missouri while lashing the texas panhandle with hurricane-force winds. take a look at
. testified about the attack thon u.s. consulate in benghazi, libarch that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. the pentagon never received the request from the state academy for security, and did not have the resources to get support on the ground in time to thwart the attackers. leon panetta is stepping down. this hearing is four hours and 15 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everybody. today the committee welcomes secretary of defense, leon panetta, and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey. to testify about the department of defense's response the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. temporary mission facility in benghazi, libya, last year. and the findings of its internal review following that attack, including lessons learned from benghazi. we will be receiving testimony next tuesday morning on the impact of sequestration and/or a full-year continuing resolution on the department of defense witnesses. there will be department secretary of defense, the comp driller and the joint chiefs of staff. i hope
." >> this is "bbc world news america" reporting from washington. a suicide bomber strikes the u.s. embassy in turkey. killing two and injuring many more. as he tries to make his way into the building. saying good-bye to the secretary. hillary clinton bids farewell to the state department after four years at the helm. >> i hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me and make our country proud. thank you all and god bless you. >> and seven years after hurricane katrina, the superdome in new orleans gets ready to host the super bowl in the big easy signature style. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight the obama administration denounces the assault on the u.s. embassy in turkey as a terrorist attack. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security gate killing a turkish security guard and injuring those nearby. according to turkish prime minister, an outlawed marxist group is responsible for the violence. our james reynolds is on the scene and filed this report. >> america's foreign missions are as much fortresses as embassies. this is why.
made us look weak to the world is on the matter of time. >> number three days to be eliminated and people freed by any means necessary. >> unapt on the rear of a hippo waiting to be swatted a size. >> number three is a definite threat. i guess so scary it is a threat. liz: we'll be back here tomorrow to see how it all works out. "money" with is melissa is next. melissa: i'm melissa francis. here is what is upon any tonight. millions more will lose employee health insurance than first promised in fact twice as money. courtesy of obamacare. what other surprises did the cbo unearth? you will be as shocked as we were. >>> the u.s. has spent billions to keep egypt on our side. shouldn't wed be buying better friends? the fallout could reshape the middle east and we've got details. >>> the plot thickens for baseball's latest steroid scandal. it is not alex rodriguez link to a miami steroids clinic. more baseball stars are forced to speak out. what is the cost to their endorsements in the league? a former world series champion will give us his take. even when they say it's not it is al
immigrant is not accurate and therefore should not be used. really? watch this. >> i hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. our citizens -- the people in this country are not illegal, they are out of status. they are new americans that are are immigrants. >> sean: political correctness. looks like mr. conyers has take and page from the obama playbook because over the last four years we have seen the president master the art of dictating which words, which phrases we can and can mott use. for example remember the war on terror is now an overseas contingency operation. terrorist attacks are now man caused disasters and saying islamic radicalism is off limits because it might hurt somebody's little feelings. i may be old fashioned but i believe in call things what they are. a terrorist is a terrorist and someone who enters the country in an unlawful manner is an illegal immigrant. instead of giving us the vocabulary lessons maybe congressman conyers should be protecting the borders and making that his top priority. after all, american lives are at risk. that is all the
report." thank you for joining us. have a great night. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. i'm lou dobbs. thank you for being with us. and now just over one week from the obama's cluster taking effect or should i say the unleashing of the sequester. seemingly has his entire administration of full force forecasting horrifying events of the sequester is not stopped, and the president's threat million predicting disaster if the $85 billion in arbitrary spending cuts to is not prevented. we'll respect this president does a man of intellect and immense political acumen, a man of many seasons and parts, but he is also a man of many threats. the president wants to raise more taxes just a weeks after congress agreed to a higher taxes in order to reach agreement if faugh -- he's out pushing the politics of fear, dg his way or disaster. a sequester is a least, the military, he says, will be ready if called upon. the white house says fbi agents will be furloughed along with civilian federal employees. federal prosecutors allegedly will close cases and let criminals run free. air traffic controllers
. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. thank you for joining us and taking these difficult questions. students, thank you for coming here from around the world to learn about liberty. in a few weeks it will do another show with college students, but that's all for this show. see you next week.ve a great ni. ♪ . [applause] icting disaster if the $85 billion in arbitrary spending cuts to is not prevented. we'll respect this president does a man of intellect and immense political acumen, a man of many seasons and parts, but he is also a man of many threats. the president wants to raise more taxes just a weeks after congress agreed to a higher taxes in order to reach agreement if faugh -- he's out pushing the politics of fear, dg his way or disaster. a sequester is a least, the military, he says, will be ready if called upon. the white house says fbi agents will be furloughed along with civilian federal employees. federal prosecutors allegedly will close cases and let criminals run free. air traffic controllers and airport security to be furloughed. thousands
the u.s. patent office issued patent number 46,454. i will give you a pop quiz. it was simply labeled john deere plow. but the implement sketched out on the page could just as easily been labeled, as some historians have named it, one of the most important inventions in american history. they called it the plow that broke the plains, and it did. by replacing cast-iron with smooth steel, john deere's innovation opened up huge new swaths of land for cultivation. it made it possible for towns like aberdeen south dakota my hometown to exist. before it killing and maker took a grown man a full 24 hours. after it, it took as little as five. and every pile of soil overturned upended another assumption about what the land could produce. that, to my mind, has been the story, not just of agricultural success, but of national success. and, indeed, of global progress. this kind of game changing innovation has enabled us to leap ahead, to break the points, to increase harvest, and to frankly, feed the whole world. sometimes innovations come from the most advanced science, other times they
and they wanted to use the gun they just dropped the side of the cottage. why did you steal this? why did you pinch it? because it happened to be german and we were-- don't forget, we were deprived of many things by the occupying forces. because of our patriotism, we listened illegally to crystal sets, on the crystal sets. now, that could've got you into terrible trouble, couldn't it? well, early on you could be deported for that kind of thing. yes, yes. so it was quite astonishing to feel that, you know we were actually-- there is a contact from the outside behind the barbed wire. i understand. of course. because you can't imagine what jersey was like if you weren't here with barbed wire all around the coast and mine fields. now, you must've been around of course, on liberation day. i was indeed. and what happened to you, then? i was in my clogs because we didn't have shoes. we'd run out of shoes. and myself and a pal we decided to go across the harbor to the ss vega, which was the swedish ship that had brought us much-needed red cross parcels. so we made our way arou
and a now, it starts and moves forward and cuts us off from any access to african history, which was not what woodson in tended. and so, we obviously owe the value of our higher to those people who suffered so much and those who are descended from those people who worked for 246 years for nothing. we owed them something for that, but we owe them the story of themselves. we have been asked to expect that people can survive in good, sound psychological health, on ashes and obliterated history. when i was a child in richmond, virginia, weiss to have this phrase that we used all the time. from here to timbuktu. but, nobody knew what timbucktoo was. nobody knew the meaning of the word. didn't know where it was and didn't even know it was a place. timbucktoo of course was a crossroads of commerce but it was also a site the site of one of the world's first universities of san kora which was built before the blackmore's ilk the first university in spain at sala make a and 7-eleven a.d.. and so still in timbuktu you have all of these manuscripts written between five a.d. and 15 a.d., lite
. >> somebody is going to get wealthy. thanks for joining us. >> "america live" starts right now. >> megyn: we begin with a fox news alert. a bombshell report on the president's health care law, finding that a key pledge will not hold true for millions and millions of americans. welcome to "america live" everyone, i'm alisyn camerota in for megyn kelly today. despite the problems, if americans stick with their player-based insurance plans and doctors, now, the nan partisan congressional budget office expected that some americans would be off their current plans, as of august, predicted that would be 4 million. just yesterday, the cbo has nearly doubled that prediction and are now saying that 7 to 8 million americans will likely be dropped from their employer's plan in the near future. so, what changed? let's ask chris stirewalt. our editor and host of power play on foxnews.com/live. do we know 3 million more people, jump about 75% from the cbo's original prediction will not be able to stay on the employer based plans? >> yes, for two reasons. reason number one, that there are penalty for emplo
and historian michael beschloss. .. and a now, it starts and moves forward and cuts us off from any access to african history, which was not what woodson in tended. and so, we obviously owe the peopleof our higher to and so we obviously of the who d those who are descended from those people who worked for 246 years for nothing. we owed them something for that, but we owe them the story of themselves. we have been asked to expect that people can survive in good, sound psychological health, on ashes and obliterated history. when i was a child in richmond, virginia, weiss to have this phrase that we used all the time. from here to timbuktu. but, nobody knew what timbucktoo was. nobody knew the meaning of the word. didn't know where it was and didn't even know it was a place. timbucktoo of course was a crossroads of commerce but it was also a site the site of one of the world's first universities of san kora which was built before the blackmore's ilk the first university in spain at sala make a and 7-eleven a.d.. and so still in timbuktu you have all of these manuscripts written between five a
are a citizen of the united states, you have become the enemy. i do not see anything wrong with using drone strikes to take them out. i just do not they have done a good job, i believe. host: what do you think? you should be in charge of the program and targeting american citizens? -- who should be in charge? caller: i do not believe it should be the department of defense. understanding there are several 1r ectives, one being 5240- there is the required targeting of citizens, targeted hits for certifications of these drawings. some are purchased by organizations and various agencies. they are hitting civilians whether it is just electromagnetic or i pray that they are not killing innocent citizens. this is a question here. 30,000 additional drones to be released, tested, and evaluated over the united states? i think america needs to wake up. 30,000 additional draws while we have homelessness, veterans returning, you can put that kind of money over the united states of america. there are too many directives out there and contractors who are now using these devices targeting citizens as we si
't giving up yet. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." cutting our pay. that's how one u.s. officer says u.s. troops view the recommendation for a smaller pay increase in 2014. no one goes into the military to get rich but most servicemen and women need every dollar in their paycheck. so worried that next paycheck may be smaller is not going over well among the troops. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr has the details. she's working the story. barbara, what's going on? >> wolf, in this town, there's nothing that causes more anxiety in budget politics than the concept of cutting the pay for the troops. but that is exactly what is on the table if congress and the president cannot reach an agreement on a spending plan. the troops usually are happy to see defense secretary leon panetta, smiles and handshakes all around. but days before he leaves office, panetta has bad news. he's proposing less money in their paycheck next year. panetta, a savvy washington operative in budget politics, is leaving it to congress to figure out how not to cut pay and keep thousands of defen
. this is why. this afternoon, a suicide bomber got to the gate of the u.s. embassy but but no further. his explosives detonated as a checkpoint. the bomber and a turkish security guard were killed. >> i wasn't sure what the explosion was. so i ran to see. they were body parts on the road. arms and legs but i didn't want to look any further. >> the attack on the embassy makes for a bitter last day of work for america's chief diplomats. >> i spoke with the ambassador and the team there. i spoke with my turkish counterparts and i told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice. >> this is not the first time that western targets in curky have been hit -- turkey have been hit. in 2003 truck bombs hit targets in istanbul, including the u.k. consulate. those attacks were carried out by al qaeda affiliated groups. turkey says that this u.s. embassy attack was carried out by a leftist militant organization. the effect is the same. >> america is the target, there are nationalist, left wing group, as well as islamists in tushy who are not happy with their relationship with washingto
. >> was there velvetta in it? that's it for us, we'll see you back here tomorrow before bob embarrasses someone else. >> bleed a little now or a lot later. the president you do congress to come up with a short term plan to avoid devastating defense sequester cuts. this is special report. >>> good evening, i'm john roberts in for bret baier. the white house dreamed of a specker of spending cuts to reach a budget deal. it was supposed to be a bluff but today president obama called his own bluff pleading with congress to kick the sequester deadline down the road. to win them over he offered a package of spending cuts and more tax increases. how was that playing on capitol hill? here's ed henry. >> warning the nation's economic recovery hangs in the balance, president obama prodded congress to stop a series of massive spending cuts that could threaten national security urging them to come up with a short term combo of lesser spending cuts and tax increases beyond what he signed at the end of december. >> if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, th
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